Glentrool Overview

Uncover the wild mood of Galloway through its wide range of gentle to exhilarating rides.


Set in Galloway Forest, Glentrool offers wild windswept riding side by side with history and nature. Choose from:

The Big Country Route

The unique Big Country Route runs on minor public and forest roads without any singletrack. This route also features some magnificent views of the nearby lochs and hills.

Glentrool has two green-graded routes:

The Glen

The Glen is a short leisurely trail suitable for families looking for an unhurried pace. Taking you round the picturesque Palnagashel Glen.

The Palgowan

Also suitable for families, taking you north on charming forest roads. After a short climb, look forward to the long descent around Glencaird Hill. A short cut along the minor public road back to Glentrool Village is available if you want to miss out the climb.

Glentrool also has a blue-graded route:

The Green Torr

The Green Torr is nearly all on purpose-built singletrack. Climbing gradually up through the forest to overlook the picturesque Loch Trool.

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Glentrool Visitor Centre

Winter opening: weekends only 11am - 3.30pm.

For more information please contact: 01671 840302.



Car parking is available at Glentrool Visitor Centre. Parking costs £1 per hour, £2 for up to 3 hours and £3 for all day.

More than 7 people would be classed as a minibus, which is £12 for a day.



New toilet block now open which is located within the visitor centre.

Bike Hire

Kirkcowan Cycles is in Newton Stewart and offers bike sales, repairs, servicing, parts, accessories and cycle hire.

Opening Times

Mon - Sat 8.30am - 5.30pm (Year Round)
Wed late night opening 8.30am - 8.30pm

 Tel: 01671 401529



The Breakpad Bike and Outdoor Shop

Open daily -
10am -

They offer a wide range of demo and hire bikes, bike sales, with a fully equipped workshop for service and repairs on site.  Bike wash facilities are available. 

Call 01671 401303  for more information



Trail Conditions

Current on Thursday 4th February 2016

Please note: Update - Stroan Bridge is open to cars and bikes only. The visitor centre is open as normal (winter opening hours). Access to Glentrool is restricted due to severe weather-damage to Stroan Bridge. We're continuing to work with the local authority to repair and fully re-open the bridge asap. Apologies for the inconvenience caused.

Trails: All open.

Conditions:  Please take extra care when high winds are forecast as this could lead to windblown trees across the trail.

Diversions:  Green Palgowan trail - please use shortcut due to operational tree felling work.

Big Country Route: there is likely to be increased forest operation machinery near Loch Dee due to harvesting in that area. Please follow onsite signage.

More Info: contact Ben, the Ranger, on 0300 067 6800.


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